Thomas Allen & Son Limited

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Thomas Allen & Son Limited
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Founded 1916
Founder Thomas Allen
Country of origin Canada
Official website www.thomasallen.ca

Thomas Allen & Son Limited is a Canadian book distributor, in continuous operation for over 90 years. [1] [2] They have published award-winning books like Burning Down the House by Russell Wangersky. [3] [4] Its publishing arm, Thomas Allen Publishers, was sold to Dundurn Press in 2013. [5]

Russell Wangersky is a Canadian journalist and award-winning writer of creative non-fiction. Born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Canada since the age of three, Wangersky was educated at Acadia University. He has been page editor of The Telegram in St. John's, as well as a columnist and magazine writer.

Dundurn Press is one of the largest Canadian-owned book publishing company of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction. The company publishes Canadian literature, history, biography, politics and arts. Dundurn has about 2500 books in print, and averages around one hundred new titles each year. Dundurn Press was established in 1972 by Kirk Howard, In 2009, Dundurn forged a co-publishing partnership with the Ontario Genealogical Society, and in 2011, Dundurn purchased Napoleon & Company and Blue Butterfly Books. In 2013, Dundurn acquired Thomas Allen Publishers, the publishing branch of Thomas Allen & Son Limited.

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References

  1. Thomas Allen Publishers
  2. "Quill & Quire, January 19, 2012".
  3. Faculty of Arts, 2009, Edna Staebler Award , Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Russell Wangersky, Retrieved 11/26/2012
  4. "Quill & Quire, Oct 7, 2010".
  5. Dundurn Press Buys Canadian Thomas Allen Publishers